Posts Tagged ‘ Ron Paul ’

Ron Paul gets it wrong on DOMA

February 28, 2011
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United Liberty
by Doug Mataconis  

"[I]f Paul supports Section Three of DOMA then he essentially believes that it is okay for the government to discriminate against homosexuals just because they are homosexuals. That is not a libertarian position in any sense of the word, and it’s disappointing to see the Congressman make it. The reality, of course, is that all of DOMA is unconstitutional, including Section Two’s Full Faith And Credit provisions." (02/28/11)

http://tinyurl.com/4tqvo2w  

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The true colors of Ron Paul

February 28, 2011
posted by

Classically Liberal
by CLS  

"The one thing Ron Paul wants from libertarians are campaign contributions. But he is not one of us. He is a paleo-conservative. He is not a libertarian. He has never been a libertarian. He is libertarian on some issues, but then even Obama is libertarian on some issues: DOMA being one of them. The one thing Ronnie wants from libertarians is their money, not their principles." (02/27/11)

http://tinyurl.com/4srjwnf  

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Paul, Cain lead the pack in Tea Party Patriots straw poll

February 28, 2011
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CBS News    

"Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain led a presidential straw poll among Tea Party members released on Sunday, with former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin trailing in third place. In the poll, which surveyed about 1,600 members of the Tea Party Patriots group at a convention in Phoenix, Paul led with 581 votes as the preferred Republican candidate .... Cain, a Georgia businessman and conservative columnist, followed with 256 votes." (02/28/11)

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20037196-503544.html  

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Ron Paul: Extortionist

February 20, 2011
posted by

Militant Libertarian
by George Donnelly  

"At the recent conservative CPAC conference, Ron Paul made an offer. Opt out of government, agree to take care of yourself and in return the government will only take 10 per cent of your earnings. As you can see in the above video, this offer met with some applause. Allow me to make a counter-offer, because I have as much authority as Ron Paul to make offers like that." (02/17/11)

http://militantlibertarian.org/2011/02/17/ron-paul-extortionist/  

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Up from Paulism

February 14, 2011
posted by

US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) The American Spectator
by W. James Antle III  

"When it comes to the substance of his positions on the Patriot Act, the Iraq war, and foreign aid to Israel, Rand Paul is still his father's son. But just as in his CPAC speech, he is trying to speak in tones less jarring to Republican ears, bringing his father's supporters and more traditional conservatives together." (02/14/11)

http://spectator.org/archives/2011/02/14/up-from-paulism  

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Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll

February 13, 2011
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Politico    

"Texas Rep. Ron Paul won the CPAC straw poll Saturday, taking 30 percent of the vote in a huge and divided field for his second victory in as many years. In second place was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who took 23 percent of the vote. ... After Paul and Romney, no candidate received more than 6 percent of the vote. Former New Mexico Gary Johnson and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie both hit that mark, tying for third place." (02/12/11)

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49408.html  

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Toward sensible monetary policy

January 11, 2011
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US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) Campaign For Liberty
by US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)  

"I am pleased that I will be chairing the Monetary Policy Subcommittee of the Financial Services Committee, which has oversight of the Federal Reserve. Obviously, this position will facilitate my efforts to ensure the Fed provides the American people with more information about what they have been doing with and to our money. Not surprisingly, since my chairmanship was announced, apologists for the Fed have been recycling the old canard about how increased transparency threatens the Fed's so-called political independence." (01/11/11)

http://www.campaignforliberty.com/article.php?view=1283  

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Ron Paul vs. the Federal Reserve

January 9, 2011
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Breaking All The Rules Breaking All The Rules
by SARTRE  

"Is it possible to replace a private banking cartel as the issuer of money? Career politicians spend trillions of Federal Reserve Notes that accrue interest payments upon the very creation of money. In this political environment, can this tribute payable to the central bank, be eliminated?" (01/09/11)

http://www.batr.org/wrack/010911.html  

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Who is Ron Paul?

December 29, 2010
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US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) National Review
by Matthew Shaffer  

"Ron Paul speaks softly and carries Mises. The eccentric, famous, and infamous Texas congressman has a frail frame and a frailer voice. 'I am not powerful, but my ideas are powerful,' he says. Everybody knows his name. Everybody talks about him. But nobody can agree as to who he is." (12/28/10)

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/255968/who-ron-paul-interview  

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The smearing of Ron Paul

December 20, 2010
posted by

US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) LewRockwell.Com
by William L. Anderson  

"When the Republicans retook the U.S. House of Representatives last November, it meant that Ron Paul would be in line to chair the subcommittee that oversees the Federal Reserve System. Despite the intense lobbying by Ben Bernanke and others who loathed the prospect of Rep. Paul being able to subpoena them to appear before Congress and then to ask them pointed questions about their secret operations, the Republican leadership still gave Rep. Paul his rightful position. Obviously, the Usual Suspects on the Right and the Left are not happy ..." (12/21/10)

http://www.lewrockwell.com/anderson/anderson304.html  

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